“DIARY OF A WINNER”


 

OLAF HENRIKSEN

BACK-TO-BACK WORLD SERIES CHAMPS
The Red Sox pound Walter Johnson


April 16, 1916 ... No game scheduled

April 17, 1916 ... Walter Johnson ran into a stumbling block at Fenway Park, named the Boston Red Sox.  The Sox bats were so strong that it made no difference who the pitcher was.  They whacked Johnson for 11 hits in six innings winning the fourth game in a row by a 5-1 score.  Babe Ruth was chosen to oppose Johnson and pitched very well until the eight inning when the ball got wet and the game was called.

Johnson served up a pair of doubles in the first inning to Everett Scott and Dick Hoblitzell.  The combination gave the Sox a one run lead which they held until the sixth inning, when with no outs, a single by Hobby, safe bunts by Olaf Henriksen and Chick Shorten, a double by Larry Gardner and a line single by Jack Barry put the game away.  When the dust settled, the Sox were up 5-0.  It was one of the biggest bombardments against Walter Johnson that has ever been seen at Fenway.  At one point, five consecutive batters got base hits off him.

Ruth was hit in every inning but the first, but not one baserunner reached third until the eighth, when they scored their one run and two passes and a base hit by Clyde Milan.  The Red Sox gave Babe some great support in the field, making his victory easier than it was.  Pinch Thomas threw a couple of runners out at second and Henriksen was running all over center field making great catches.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

BATTER

 

 

0
STRIKES

0
BALLS

0
OUTS

 
 
 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

 

R

H

E

 
     

WASHINGTON NATIONALS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

     

1

8

0

 
     

BOSTON RED SOX

1

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

     

5

13

0

 

 

W-Babe Ruth (2-0)
L-Walter Johnson (1-1)
Attendance - 3132

2B-Scott (2)(Bost), Hoblitzell (Bost),
Gardner (Bost), Ruth (Bost)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AB

R

H

AVG

 

 

Harry Hooper

rf

5 0 1 .214  

 

Everett Scott

ss

4 1 2 .308  

 

Dick Hoblitzell

1b

3 1 3 .357  

 

Olaf Henriksen

cf

3 1 1 .333  

 

Chick Shorten

lf

4 1 1 .375  

 

Larry Gardner

3b

4 1 3 .400  

 

Jack Barry

2b

3 0 1 .357  

 

Pinch Thomas

c

2 0 0 .000  

 

Babe Ruth

p

4 0 1 .167  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1916 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX

4

0

-

 

 

Chicago White Sox

4

2

1

 

 

St. Louis Browns

3

2

1 1/2

 

 

New York Yankees

1

1

2

 

 

Cleveland Indians

2

3

2 1/2

 

 

Washington Nationals

1

2

2 1/2

 

 

Detroit Tigers

2

4

3

 

 

Philadelphia Athletics

0

3

3 1/2